Journal article

The association between experiences of religious discrimination, social-emotional and sleep outcomes among youth in Australia

Mienah Z Sharif, Mandy Truong, Oishee Alam, Kevin Dunn, Jacqueline Nelson, Anne Kavanagh, Yin Paradies, Naomi Priest

SSM-POPULATION HEALTH | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Background: Religious-based hate crimes are on the rise worldwide. However, the relationship of religious discrimination on health and well-being, especially earlier on the lifecourse, is largely understudied. This study examines the prevalence of religious discrimination and the relationship it has on social-emotional adjustment and sleep outcomes among a diverse sample of students in Australia. Methods: Data came from Speak Out Against Racism, a population-representative cross-sectional study of 4664 public school students in grades 5-9 in Australia in 2017. An adaption of the Adolescent Discrimination Distress Index (ADDI), was used to derive four measures of religious discrimination (pee..

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